2021 PLL College Draft Prospects: Goalie

Mike Adler – St. Joseph’s/Duke

Photo courtesy of Duke Athletics

Adler has a fantastic career at St. Joe’s before before deciding to use his final year of eligibility to play for Coach Danowski and Duke. During his time on Hawk Hill, Adler ranked in the top-5 in program history in career saves, save percentage and goals against average and was the first goalie in program history to receive All-American accolades..

Adler’s success followed him to Durham, where he’s played a pivotal role in the Blue Devils’ (12-1) regular season success. The Florida native has 117 saves on the season, non bigger than his doorstop stuff of Syracuse’s Stephen Rehfuss in the waning seconds of play to seal the Duke victory over the Orange on March 25.

Adler’s crouching style and calm feet allows him to react on a dime and find success against the offensive-laden ACC. He will look to join his brother Max (Chaos LC) as yet another sibling pairing in the PLL.

Brian Dougherty’s Take: I think Adler is the number one guy on the list. Watching him play at St. Joe’s, he led the country in a bunch of categories. And now down there [at Duke], I think he has one of the biggest bodies of work. You can feel pretty confident that he’ll continue to be good [at the next level]. I think he’s really good down low and can make some pretty athletic saves.

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Adam Moore

Adam Moore is a Delco native, co-founder/host of Pro Lacrosse Talk and managing editor of Lacrosse Playground. He also has a passion for sports history and serves as Lacrosse Playground's creative director. Adam has been writing on lacrosse for more than a decade and has been published online with The Capital Gazette and US Lacrosse Magazine. Adam played four years of college lacrosse as a goaltender for Elizabethtown College. When he’s not covering pro lacrosse, he can be found coaching at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore and watching Philadelphia sports.

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